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Unit Overview


This unit covers conceptual issues and practical skills unique to quantitative data analysis in the fields of human science (anatomy, human biology, physiology, neuroscience, sport science, exercise science and health). The content includes spreadsheet and data file management; descriptive statistics; bivariate correlation procedures; multivariate correlation procedures; group comparisons using t-tests; one-way and multifactor analysis of variance; and non-parametric statistics.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) develop a conceptual understanding of correlation procedures and group comparison procedures ; (2) manipulate and screen data arrays for human science applications; (3) execute statistical procedures on human science datasets and research questions; and (4) evaluate statistical software programs for data analysis in human science based research.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests and (2) final exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ben Jackson
Unit rules
Enrolment in
HON-ANHBY Anatomy & Human Biology
or HON-NEURS Neuroscience
or HON-PHYGY Physiology
or HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 51610 Master of Exercise Science
Successful completion of
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
or Unit(s) SSEH5655 Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or Unit(s) SSEH4603 Data Analysis
Contact hours
lectures: 1.5 hours per week
labs: 2 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.